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Seeking Original Cosponsors: Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act

February 21, 2019

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

Cosponsor the Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act of 2019

February 20, 2019

I am writing to ask you to join me in co-sponsoring H.R. 878, the Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act. This legislation will double the amount educators are able to deduct on qualified out-of-pocket classroom expenses – such as
basic school supplies, books, and other instructional materials – from $250 to $500. The deductions would also be indexed to inflation.

Cosponsor the Expanding Access to the Workforce Through Dual Enrollment Act of 2019

February 20, 2019

I am writing to request you co-sponsor H.R. 653, the Expanding Access to the Workforce Through Dual Enrollment Act.

[DEADLINE: Tomorrow COB] Bipartisan letter to Census Bureau – Collect better data on Business Diversity!

February 20, 2019

     We invite you to join us on a bipartisan letter urging the U.S. Census Bureau to expand its data collection on women and minority-owned franchises. Although the U.S. Census Bureau has existing surveys that provide statistics about characteristics of
businesses and their owners including gender, race, and franchise ownership, those surveys are being replaced by
a new annual survey – the American Business Survey (ABS) – that fails to include key questions about diversity in franchise ownership.

DEADLINE FOR ORIGINALS COB FEB 22 – Bipartisan EMPOWER Act to Combat Workplace Harassment

February 19, 2019

Please join us in cosponsoring the bipartisan Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act, a comprehensive package to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding harassment, and bolster transparency
and accountability. Companion legislation was introduced by Senators Kamala Harris and Lisa Murkowski. 

Become an Original Cosponsor of the EITC Modernization Act of 2019

February 19, 2019

I invite you to cosponsor the EITC Modernization Act of 2019, which would expand eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to include caregivers and students, along with making other critical improvements to the EITC. This bill is virtually identical
to the version from the 115th Congress; the only change is language to expand the scope of students and caregivers eligible for EITC.

Support Apprenticeships and Workforce Development – Cosponsor the Bipartisan PARTNERS Act

February 19, 2019

We invite you to cosponsor the Promoting Apprenticeships through Regional Training Networks for Employers’ Required Skills (PARTNERS) Act to invest in industry partnerships that help workers and businesses access the skills they need to stay competitive
in today’s economy.

Cosponsor the Fighting for Intelligent, Rational, and Ethical Dismissal (FIRED) Act of 2019

February 19, 2019

I am writing to request you co-sponsor H.R. 653, the Expanding Access to the Workforce Through Dual Enrollment Act.

DEADLINE FOR ORIGINALS COB FEB 22 – Bipartisan EMPOWER Act to Combat Workplace Harassment

February 19, 2019

Please join us in cosponsoring the bipartisan Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act, a comprehensive package to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding harassment, and bolster transparency
and accountability. Companion legislation was introduced by Senators Kamala Harris and Lisa Murkowski. 

Invitation to Members’ Day Hearing on FY 2020 Budget Priorities

February 19, 2019

We are writing to invite you to testify before the Committee on the Budget about your interests and priorities regarding the Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2020. The Committee plans to hold several hearings with Administration witnesses and with budget
experts in the weeks ahead. This annual Members’ Day hearing is the one chance provided to all Members of the House to highlight the issues of importance to you and your constituents. Furthermore, this is an opportunity for Members to actively engage in the
budget process. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at
10:00 a.m. in room 210 of the Cannon House Office Building.